In Good Times and Bad

posted Oct 4, 2015, 2:18 PM by web feat
There was no one quite like Job. He was an honorable man, a man of integrity, who led a sinless life. His story begins with even God describing him with respect, as one who was "honest and true to his word, totally devoted to God and hating evil."

And that's when the unthinkable happens. So confident is God in the unshakable integrity of Job that Satan is allowed to do his best to break him.

Satan left God and struck Job with terrible sores. Job was ulcers and scabs from head to foot. They itched and oozed so badly that he took a piece of broken pottery to scrape himself, then went and sat on a trash heap, among the ashes.

His wife said, “Still holding on to your precious integrity, are you? Curse God and be done with it!”
He told her, “You’re talking like an empty-headed fool. We take the good days from God—why not also the bad days?”

Not once through all this did Job sin.

We all struggle with suffering, usually with more questions than answers. It's a difficult topic. But could there actually be a purpose?

Based on Job 2:1-10 from Eugene Peterson's "The Message."   Click here to listen to the message, and access related resources.